Hair type: I have very thick, dense, corkscrew curls. Some sections have fine, thin strands, but most of it is coarse, porous afro. Apart from a few strands of heat damage, it’s in decent condition, it’s just naturally very dry — it literally drinks in any kind of moisturising product, and is normally pretty frizzy.
Hair routine: My entire washday routine usually takes about two hours, so I try do it around once a week. I any shampoo, condition, and deep condition my hair with this Shea Moisture Masque, and do my first round of detangling with a wide tooth comb while that’s on. I then use KeraCare Leave In Conditioner, Shea Moisture’s Curl Enhancing Smoothie, and do a second round of detangling. I finish off by tying it in a high puff and using some avocado oil on the ends.
Thoughts after first wash: It definitely left my curls noticeably shinier, but I’m mostly impressed with how much it cut down my overall routine. After using the mask I spent about 5 minutes finger detangling — it literally melted away my knots! Such a huge difference! I didn’t have to use as much of this as I do with my normal deep conditioner, and it gave my hair a really mild, pleasant scent.
Thoughts after second wash: I normally dread washday, but I was so excited to use the mask again that I only waited six days to do my second wash! Once again, it didn’t disappoint — I got the same results, and my curls felt much less dry and more defined. The moisture remained long after my second wash, and my hair definitely had move bounce and movement.
Final thoughts: I love this mask doesn’t contain any nasty chemicals and is cruelty free, and I recommend this mask to anyone with dry, porous hair. A little bit goes a long way, and it’s a real time saver when it comes to detangling — I can definitely say that it’s now a permanent addition to my routine. 💯 💯 💯